One State Together in the Arts • 2018 Conference
October 21–23 in Galesburg, Illinois

Committee Membership (as of May 1, 2018)

 

Teresa Amott, Honorary Co-Chair
President, Knox College

 

Joshua Gibb, Honorary Co-Chair
Executive Director, Galesburg Community Foundation

 

The Honorable John Pritchard, Honorary Co-Chair
Mayor, City of Galesburg

 

Alison Cuddy, Co-Chair
Marilynn Thoma Artistic Director, Chicago Humanities Festival

 

Michelle Kim, Co-Chair
Director of Tourism, Galesburg Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

 

Edra Soto, Co-Chair
Independent Artist and Director, The Franklin

 

Sharon Bradham, Executive Director, Cedarhurst Center for the Arts

 

Tuesday Çetin, Executive Director, Galesburg Civic Art Center

 

Karrie Heartlein, Director of Government and Community Relations, Knox College

 

Doug Johnson, Executive Director, McLean County Arts Center

 

Uday Sharad Joshi, Director of Engagement and Innovation, Old Town School of Folk Music

 

Jessica Linder, Executive Director, Galesburg Area Chamber of Commerce

 

Kate Lorenz, Executive Director, Hyde Park Art Center

 

Kevin L. Maynard, Executive Director, The Orpheum Theatre

 

Lauren M. Pacheco, Curator and Director, Chicago Urban Art Society and Chicago Lowrider Festival

 

Samuel M. Smith, MSW, Director of Civic Engagement and Social Practice, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

 

Susan Twomey, Second Ward Alderwoman, City of Monmouth

 

Cynthia Vahlkamp, Founder and President, Momentum Strategy Group, LLC

 

J. Gibran Villalobos, Partnerships and Engagement Liaison, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago

 

Camille Wilson White, Executive Director, Oak Park Area Arts Council

 

The next One State Together in the Arts conference will be held in Galesburg, Illinois from October 21–23, 2018. Further details regarding One State conference programming, registration, scholarships, and more will be announced at later dates. One State Together in the Arts is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency. Click here to learn more. Sponsorship opportunities available! Contact the One State 2018 Planning Committee via email at onestate@artsalliance.org.

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One State Together in the Arts isn’t your ordinary conference. Rather than lots of plenaries and concurrent sessions, One State has about a dozen presentations — one keynote and several 20-minute talks. Our presenters are all dynamic, electrifying, and inspiring storytellers. Thank you to our 2015 One State Presenters:

Founder / Author
WRITE CLUB
Artists / Educators
The Sun Foundation
Executive Director
Illinois Arts Council Agency
Artist / Educator
96 Acres
Poet / Performer / Sound Artist / Scholar
Illinois State University
Executive Director
Arts Alliance Illinois
Producer / Director
Pens to Lens
Writer / Director
Free Street Theater
Program Director, Culture
The Joyce Foundation
Urban Designer/Farmer
Sweet Water Foundation
Artist / Professor
Northwestern University
Artistic Director
Center for Performance and Civic Practice | Sojourn Theatre
Actor / Director / Artistic Director
The Gift Theatre